Pushchairs on a budget
A buggy doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are quality lightweight buggies, 3-wheelers, all-terrain pushchairs (ATPs), travel systems and good all-rounders that cost less than £250. And as our rigorous real-life tests prove, they needn’t be low on features or usability. Check out our pick of the best budget-minded buggies around…
If your budget is even tighter than this, check out 10 of the best buggies under £150. Need to push two children around? Our 10 of the best double buggies for less than £250 guide is the place to start.
For more straightforward pushchair buying advice, head to our step-by-step buggy buyer’s guides.
Recaro Akuna buggy, £205
The Recaro Akuna scores full marks in our review. The only niggle MFM’s picky reviewer could offer is it comes in just two colourways. Considering how tasteful both are, this isn’t really a big hardship!
The Akuna has a reversible seat and is as comfy for newborns as it is for toddlers. It feels light to push and steer, even with a healthy-sized toddler onboard. Easy to fold and unfold, the compact size means it should fit small cars, too.
Read the full Recaro Akuna buggy review to see if this travel system compatible pushchair could be for you.
Mothercare Urbanite, £165
The Urbanite is a lightweight buggy (8.4kg) that’s suitable from birth. Despite its lightweight status, it doesn’t rattle across the pavement, but instead rolls like a more substantial buggy and is smooth to push. It’s also comfy and good-looking, boasting an easy and compact umbrella-fold and a hood with great coverage.
Check out the full Mothercare Urbanite review to see if this lightweight buggy will work for you.
Britax B-Mobile buggy (2011 model), £199.99
A durable and reliable from-birth buggy, the 2011 version of the Britax B-Mobile is also light (8kg) and easy to manoeuvre. Good news for multi-tasking mums: it can be pushed single-handed. It also gets full marks for ease of folding and unfolding.
Check out the review of the Britax B-Mobile buggy (2011 model) to see if this travel system compatible lightweight buggy is for you.
Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 3-wheeler buggy, £214.95
Durable and hardworking, the Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 is an all-terrain 3-wheeler buggy. It’s comfy for your child (from birth to 4 years), and it’s equally as enjoyable for parents, with its thickly padded handle and easy steering. It’s easy to fold and unfold, too.
Check out the full Out ‘n’ About Nipper 360 review to find out if this all-terrain 3-wheeler is for you.